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Wendell Maxey

  • joined Aug 31, 2010
  • last login Aug 29, 2013
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Wendell Maxey serves as Scouting Director for the Nuremberg Basketball Club (NBC) in Germany’s Pro-A Second Division (Die Junge Liga) and operates Around The World Basketball Consulting, a consulting firm based in Nuremberg, Germany.

Maxey spent nine years as a freelance sports writer and editor, covering the NBA in New York, New Jersey and Portland; Pac-12, West Coast Conference and Big Sky Conference college basketball; international basketball in Germany with Beko BBL, Die Junge Liga (Pro-A Second Division) and the 2011 European Championship in Lithuania.

A previous featured writer with NBA.com, ESPN.com, SLAM Magazine/SLAMonline and a number of newspapers and media outlets, Maxey now contributes newsworthy basketball updates and insight on international basketball for Ridiculous Upside.

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Eliyahu, Gaffney, Roberts And Copeland Look To Stick In NBA From Overseas To Summer League

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Move over rookies. When summer league starts in Las Vegas and Orlando this month, there will be a number of overseas vets hoping for some NBA staying power...Eliyahu, Gaffney, Roberts And Copeland...

Six Euros To Watch In The Second Round: Satoransky, Shengelia, Papanikolaou, Aldemir, Radosevic And Czyz

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Kostas Papanikolaou helped Olympiakos win the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague championship and the 2012 Greek national championship. Is being selected in the second round on Thursday night at the...

Overseas Vet Keith Langford Offers Insight Into Going Undrafted: 'It Can Be Overwhelming'

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After going undrafted in the 2005 NBA Draft, Keith Langford has spent the last seven seasons overseas capturing MVP honors and shaking off the label of being a "semi-pro" player. Like Langford, a...

Is "Draft And Stash" Part Of Tomas Satoransky's NBA Future On Draft Night?

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From the Czech Republic, to Spain and now a projected second round pick, Tomas Satoransky has impressed some NBA front offices who love his potential as a guard and view the 20-year old as a...

Behind Andrey Vorontsevich's Verbal Agreement With The Oklahoma City Thunder

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The history. The workout. The verbal agreement. They all factor in to Oklahoma City's bid to bring 6-foot-9 power forward Andrey Vorontsevich over from CSKA Moscow this summer.

A Year Later, Remembering The Life Of Ewan Linton Goes Beyond Basketball

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Ewan Linton starred at two small colleges and was looking forward to growing his game after being selected in the 2010 Premier Basketball League draft, but those dreams suddenly changed on June 10,...

Can Tornike Shengelia Move Up In The Second Round After Successful Eurocamp?

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A second round hopeful, Tornike Shengelia improved his draft stock by showcasing his versatility and aggressiveness at the adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy this week. Now will NBA front offices...

How Does Nick Calathes Fall Into The Dallas Mavericks' Master Plan This Summer?

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After spending three years in Greece, Nick Calathes appears set on making his official NBA debut with the Dallas Mavericks, but that all depends on how the Las Vegas Summer League and Calathes'...

Trajan Langdon Ready To Return To The Game

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One of the most famed players in CSKA Moscow history, Trajan Langdon retired last June after winning the Euroleague twice and leading CSKA to six Russian League titles. Now he's ready for the next...

Fournier To Attend Workouts In New Jersey, Shved Weighing NBA Options, Kleber Withdrawing Name From NBA Draft

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After failing to attend the Nike Hoop Summit in April, France's Evan Fournier is looking to impress NBA executives this weekend by participating in pre-draft workouts in New Jersey along with 43...

Will Acie Law's Ankle Prevent Him From Shot At Euroleague Title Against CSKA Moscow?

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Acie Law injured his right ankle on Friday at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four as Olympiacos defeated FC Barcelona Regal to advance to Sunday's final against CSKA Moscow. But will Law be...

Shved, Calathes, Hines, Ndong: Four Players To Watch At The Euroleague Final Four

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Alexey Shved's name may not carry the weight of Andrei Kirilenko, but when CSKA Moscow tips off the Euroleague Final Four on Friday against Panathinaikos, Shved will be a one of four must-watch...

Next Stop For Rashad McCants: Philippines Basketball Association, But For How Long?

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Since last playing in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings in 2009, Rashad McCants has been associated with the Chinese Basketball Association, D-League, teams in Puerto Rico and now the Philippines....

Dumars, Pistons On Summer League Recruiting Trail In Spain With Singler

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Kyle Singler is close to finishing his rookie season playing in Spain and the Detroit Pistons draftee will have some decisions to make about his basketball future. Will the allure of staying...

Will Winning A EuroChallenge Title Lead Pops Mensah-Bonsu To Another NBA Shot?

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Pops Mensah-Bonsu is averaging a double-double and ranks among EuroChallenge leaders in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots for Besiktas. Will capturing the EuroChallenge Cup on Sunday pave the...

Antoine Wright In Venezuela: What Happens When Being A First Round Pick Isn't Good Enough

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Antoine Wright was the 15th overall pick by the New Jersey Nets in the 2005 NBA Draft but has discovered that doesn't guarantee success in the league. By signing in Venezuela on Wednesday, Wright's...

Former Laker Caracter Signs In Puerto Rico, Chance To Battle Back To NBA

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Instead of getting for the first round of the NBA playoffs with the Los Angeles Lakers, Derrick Caracter is on his way to Puerto Rico after the former Laker signed with Mets de Guaynabo on Saturday.

Euroleague Awards: The Russian, A Rising Star And The Best Point Guard Not In The NBA

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For those back in the States not accustomed to following the Euroleague and the postseason awards, two of the names will certainly sound familiar. The other is simply the best point guard not...

Turning Pro Early: Natyazhko Chooses Europe Over Finishing With Arizona Wildcats

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Leaving school early for the NBA is nothing new, but Kyryl Natyazhko leaving Arizona as a junior to play pro ball in Europe is a different story.

Zoran Dragic Still Waiting For Chance To Follow In Brother's NBA Footsteps

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After being named 2011 Finals MVP, Player of the Year and also Defensive Player of the Year in the Slovenian League, Zoran Dragic hopes this season brings him a step closer to joining his brother,...

Singler, Bogdanovic, Diebler: From The 2011 NBA Draft To Surviving The Season Overseas - Part 2

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Cover your ears Joe Dumars: Kyle Singler opting to stick out a full season in Spain was the right move for his game. A success story, the Detroit Pistons and Dumars will appreciate Singler's game...

Valanciunas, Motiejunas, Mirotic: From The 2011 NBA Draft To Surviving The Season Overseas - Part 1

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International players always make noise at the NBA Draft, even if they don't officially jump into the league right away. Ridiculous Upside reviews the year-long journey from the 2011 NBA Draft to...

As The Shortest Center In The Euroleague, Kyle Hines "Blocks" It All Out For Olympiacos

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At 6-foot-6 Kyle Hines is the smallest center in the Euroleague playing for Olympiacos in Greece . It used to annoy him, but now Hines simply "blocks" it out.

P.J. Tucker In His Own Words: "I’ve Grown Up So Much As A Pro"

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P.J. Tucker went from the NBA to playing for seven different teams overseas, and now the small forward is at the point of his career where he look back and be thankful for the lessons learned along...

How Josh Young Went From Cut In The D-League To Reclaiming Confidence Overseas

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Back in 2010, Josh Young's stint in the D-League with the Austin Toros lasted only two games. Today, Young is the third-leading scorer for Walter Tigers Tuebingen in Germany's Beko BBL and has...

For Rashad McCants, Replacing Ricky Davis Just Part Of NBA Comeback Plan In Puerto Rico

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After last playing in the NBA in 2009, Rashad McCants is now on his second team in Puerto Rico this season where the former 14th overall pick in 2005 keeps his NBA comeback story alive.

Jon Scheyer Leaves Tel Aviv And His Own March Madness Behind

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After a disappointing first season with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv where the former Duke Blue Devils' guard averaged 12 minutes per game, Jon Scheyer has left Maccabi due to "personal reasons"...

Back From A Broken Wrist, Quincy Douby Can Be A Savior In Spain

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The former Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors guard found fame playing in China for three seasons and now has the chance to lift UCAM Murcia after signing in Spain's ACB League this week.

Can Former Sun Zabian Dowdell's Game, Knee Hold Up In Spain?

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Waived by the Phoenix Suns in training camp and unable to sign in Turkey after failing his physical, Zabian Dowdell has found a home with Gran Canaria. Is the right knee pain behind him?

Is Evan Fournier Ready To Go From France To The First Round?

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From the Nike Hoop Summit to the Pro-A French League, Evan Fournier is now a projected NBA prospect who could go in the first round come June's NBA Draft. Is he ready for the jump?

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